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How can I create a keyboard shortcut to move to and select specific text in a google doc?

If I want to create a template with repeating text (such as $$$) within a series of paragraphs, and then edit that text, how can I create a hotkey to navigate from $$$ to $$$? We can use command+f to ...
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Count the number of suggestions in a Google Docs

Similar to this question, I would like to count the number of suggestions (not comments) a Google Docs has. The first answer of that question doesn't work for resolved comments, and neither works for ...
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Control+C, Control+X, and Control+V stopped working in Google docs

To protect the clipboard for security reasons, one uses control+c, control+x, and control+v to copy, cut, and paste in Google docs, respectively. Recently, this stopped working for me. I'm running ...
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How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive?

How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive? I access my Google Drive via a web browser. https://drive.google.com/drive/recent sorts files by date of modification, not ...
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What is one way to copy and paste on a docs? [duplicate]

I can't copy or paste on google docs It just won't work it keeps saying I have to download an app to do it but I can't my school chrome won't let me it says the app is blocked what do I do?
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Pasting HTML in Google Docs works from a copy of an Alacritty terminal, but not from Linux Terminal or an editor or Google Docs. Why? How?

If you copy and Ctrl+V-paste it from the terminal to Google Docs, you see: But you cannot do this with the same code once that it was pasted as plain text in an editor or Google Docs. If you for ...
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How to paste a Peek video/animation in Google Docs?

Peek (on Linux) offers four formats to record the screen, and none of them seem to work when copied and pasted: GIF/APNG: I get a picture at the time of copying instead of the Peek video. WebM/MP4: I ...
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Can an "Editor" in a Google DOC delete the doc permanently from the original owner? If so, how can the original owner restore it?

I gave "edit" permission to someone on Google Docs and now that doc has disappeared. I have read about restoring "Drive," but I can't find anything on google docs. If they can do ...
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All the pages are invisible

I have a google doc where I have about 40 pages. But now everything is blank. The doc scrolls but I dont see any pages. Any idea what's going on?
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How do I make the number appear at the top of the line in a numbered list

How do I make the number in a numbered list appear at the top of the "line" if I for instance paste an image into it? If you have a look at the image below, I want the number to appear where ...
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Automatically create new Sheets like 1st 2nd 3rd 4th and so on

I am using google Sheets I want to do the following but I cant figure out how: We do have like a daily Report sheet. We need it for every day, so I create 31 new Sheettabs 1 for each day and give the ...
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Open Google Drive files with Office

I have two users and when one goes into their drive, they can right click a MS office file (.docx, xlsx, etc) and select open with Microsoft Office. For me and another person however, we don't have ...
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Counting names against actions

I'm trying to determine how many types of action were checked against a name by its examiner. Ideally, Against Examiner 1, there should be Name 1, and against it, the number of the tickets and Admin ...
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Change all heading levels by one level (back or forth) in one go in a marked text block in Google Docs

When you copy a block of text from one doc to the other, you often need to change the heading (= header) levels by one or two levels so that the headings fit into the new heading tree. Then, you need ...
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What's the shortcut to add emojis in Google Docs text comments?

Talking about adding emojis to text comments. How do I access the emoji drop down menu by keyboard shortcut?
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Can I link from a Google Sheet to a Google Doc heading?

Can I link from a Google Sheet, to a specific heading in Google Docs? I can link to a Google Docs, so it opens it and shows the beginning, but I would like to jump immediately to a specific heading ...
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How to export comments from Google Docs

Is there a way to easily export comments (and ideally, status, context, author, date, etc) from a Google Docs file into a spreadsheet, without scripting/coding? I'm sure there are programmatic ways to ...
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How to disable Emoji table in Google Docs

I write in Google Docs, and frequently type a colon followed by a newline. As of 2022, typing colon summon Google Doc's emoji pallet , which interferes with the flow of writing. How do I prevent the ...
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Duplicate a page

I read on multiple websites that, in order to duplicate a page in Google Docs, you should go File / Make a Copy But I'm pretty certain that duplicates the entire document?
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How to Create Ternary Decision Tree Layout in Google Slides/Docs

Is there way to create blank trees like the one shown below, but with an additional 2 levels, in Google Slides or Google Docs without having to do lots of manual positioning please?
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Google Docs: images in headers / footers

In MS Word, I think you can put an image into a header and make it take up the full page... this is a workaround to give a page a background image. If I try this in Google docs, the image gets cut off ...
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How to get all of the ancestors of a chosen heading "z" in Google Docs in one go as a string to make: [MY DOC LINK] --> "x" --> "y" --> "z"?

Example Headings: Title Test1 Test12a Test12b Test12b3a Test12b3b Test12c Test12c3a Test12c3b Test2 Test22a Test22b Test22b3a Test22b3b To link to a chosen heading (= reference) in Google Docs, you ...
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Withdraw a non-changing edit from the version list in Google Docs?

If you hit a key by chance while reading an old and outdated doc, it is not nice to have changed the latest work version to the date of the day. Some people will look out for guides by their version ...
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Which language format to choose for GCP "Logging query language" in the Code Blocks Extension of Google Docs?

Which language format should I choose in the Google Docs Extension "Code Blocks" to get the Logging query language The Logging query language syntax can be thought of in terms of queries ...
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How to stop Google from logging me out?

I have a Google Workspace account, every 2 weeks or so it forces me to re-login in the browser (Chrome). For some reason this never happens on my phone. My PCs/Laptops are just as secure if even more ...
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Keyboard shortcut for horizontal rule in Google Docs?

What is the keyboard shortcut to insert a horizontal rule (horizontal line across the page) in a Google Doc? I tried looking on the Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts (for PC) webpage, but they didn't ...
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How to hide suggested changes in google docs by certain people?

In google docs you can see all the suggested changes when you open it up for commenting How do I selectively toggle to show or hide certain changes by one or some of the commenters? I think google ...
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Automatically add preformatted header in document with dynamic fields

I have a Google Docs file that gets updated every week. Every week I need to add a new Heading 2 header with this format: Notes meeting - #current_date# - Project #number# - #note_taker# Is there any ...
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Can a Google Doc share link URL be changed?

Is it possible to change or regenerate the share URL for a shared Google Docs/Sheets/etc? For example, it could be useful after having shared it with the "Anyone with the link" option but ...
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Google Doc with background color by default has black text on black background. Is there a default fix? [duplicate]

In Google Docs when I create a pageless document with a black background color. I end up with black text on a black background. Is there any way to have it automatically change the text color when the ...
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Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document?

Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document? E.g. I have a document shared. Someone makes suggested edits or comments on that document. I ...
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Bulk Check Google Results Count with Google Docs

I need to extract the number of results by a given search in google, for example: 1 I search in Google.es Dinosaurs wallpapers and it returns to me: Approximately 77,000,000 results (0.48 seconds) I ...
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Open all Google Docs in view mode by default regardless of each doc's settings?

Is there a way to set my Google [Workspace] account so that any time I open a link someone has sent me to a Google Doc (or Sheet, Slides, etc.), it always opens in View mode, regardless of the ...
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How to put coloured HTML text in the way that it is shown in a browser into Google Docs?

This is taking up How to copy plain text HTML/formatting method into Google Docs. Taken from How to copy the "tree" command output from Linux Terminal without losing the red/blue/white ...
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changing file names in Google docs

I have have a great amount of files in Google docs, a lot of them are named as this "name 0102030110". I want to change their name, e.g. as "eman 0102030110". There are in great ...
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How to make a google script remove all content in a doc?

I sometimes need to temporarily write something in somewhere. I make a 'Temp' google doc, every times I use it I need to remove the content previously there. I want to make a google apps script to add ...
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How to move cursor to a named bookmark using Google apps script?

I am having trouble moving the cursor to bookmarked locations in Google script.  Overview: I want episodically to update numbers in a Google doc via a Google apps script.  Basically I’m trying to ...
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NETWORKDAYS.INTL Method Changed

Google sheet's NETWORKDAYS.INTL Method supposes to calculate number of working days between two given dates, and consider weekends and holidays. I use this method a lot in my functions, but today I ...
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How to replace dumb quotes with smart quotes in Google Docs

I have a very long story in Google Docs that contains dialog. I just realized that all the quotation marks that I entered using my laptop are "smart quotes" (curly). And all the quotations ...
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How to see the changes for more than one edit in one merged version view in a Google Doc

When I opened a doc after some months, I saw that others had worked on it. I was offered a button: "See new changes" ("See changes since you last viewed this document") There was ...
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How can I configure Google Document to automatically shift all other numbers when I change/add a number?

I have a Google Document with numbered references. Reference numbers point to some figure, as it is typical in patent application. E.g.: FIG. 1 shows an example of a system for natural language ...
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How do I relative the cell value only?

For example I have a sheet and there is a col with cell-like A2 and A2 has a hyperlink. A2 value is 'Apple' and the hyperlink is 'stackexchange.com'. When I am trying to use importrange formula with ...
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Everytime I select "Add file" in Google Forms the button used to upload doesn't appear

I have a problem. For us to be able to get our school ID, our school has a requirement that we fill out a Google document online. One of the form's requirements was to upload a photo from our Device. ...
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Select all occurrences of a word in Google Docs

In MS Word, it is easy to select all occurrences of a word (or any string for that matter) : Open the Find and Replace interface (Ctrl + H → find) Enter the string you are looking for (and select ...
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Is there a simple way of extracting the topic outline of a Google Docs document?

I'd like to copy the contents of a Google Docs automatic topics outline, the titles/headings that can be shown on the left of a document for navigation. I'd like to manually edit it, use it as the ...
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Check if any cells in one column fall between cells in different columns in Google Sheets

So I'm trying to figure out if any call for service happens during the time frame of another call. The information is set up below like this: | |[A]|[B]|[C]| |:---|:---|:---|:---| |1|"Call Time&...
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Google Docs removed the comments from the sidebar. How do I get them back?

This has never happened before, but it started a few weeks ago. Friends have commented on typos in my story via comments. Now the comments won't show up where they need to be so now I can't tell ...
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How do you create name badges in Google Docs with a background, preferably using Avery?

I am trying to use Google Docs to create name badges that have a background image behind the text. Our company used to have Microsoft Suite and historically, we used the Mail Merge option within the ...
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Present a Google document and an audio file at the same time in Google Meet

I'm a teacher. How can I present a Google document and an audio file at the same time in Google Meet so my students can listen to the audio file and answer the questions presented on the Google ...
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Can I make text break and clear an image?

I have an embedded image with text wrapping to the left of it. I want the next paragraph to begin after the image. In raw html, I would do something like <br clear=all>. Is there an equivalent ...

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